Why is my face still producing oil?

I've been on accutane for 2 months now and my face is still producing oil. It isn't as oily as it was before accutane but you can still see a little bit of oil after a couple of hours.

Doctor Answers 2

Oil production on face and isotretinoin

isotretinoin takes 3-6 months to see the results.  during treatment i often do clear + brilliant, microneelding or peels to enhance the results.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Accutane oily skin

You are still in the early phase of the treatment, and it is therefore normal for your oil glands to still be producing oil.  Stay the course and you will see results.  Be well. 

Estee Williams, MD
New York Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

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